Posted: Jun 08, 2021 4:48 pm
by hackenslash
chaoservices wrote:This is mitigated by Government protections that naturally tend to favor property owners over the borrower.

The irony of this is that among the most damaging and prevalent forms of usury in your neck of the woods is in fact imposed by government in the form of the deeply immoral bail system. Not just deeply unethical, but forced, and most damaging to those who can least afford it. If you can scrape together a surety for a bond, that's gone. Dead money that innocent people have to pay and have no chance of recouping. If you can't, you sit and rot having not been convicted and lose even more.

That's this atheist's view on a particularly pernicious form of usury.